Impacts of the cost of living crisis

In autumn 2023 SIS carried out some research into the impacts of the cost of living crisis. “The cost of living crisis refers to a period of time during which the cost of everyday essentials like food and bills increases more quickly than average household income. The UK has been experiencing a cost of living…

Celebrating Chinese New Year!

SIS has supported, sponsored and promoted Chinese New Year celebrations in Brighton & Hove for more than 25 years. Good relations with the Chinese community have always been very important to our work. We have been delighted to join in celebrations and use the opportunity to distribute translated self-referral cards and explain how people can…

Connecting with Community Interpreters in East Sussex

Following the success of our first Community Interpreter Enrolment event in Worthing in May we met with community members in Eastbourne on 7th December 2023 at Community Wise in Eastbourne. The aim of the event was to connect and build relationships with people from communities within East Sussex and give information about Community Interpreting and…

Upholding Human Rights

Sunday 10th December is Human Rights Day. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights It sets out fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages. In 2018, people around the world recorded themselves reading an article of the Declaration in their native language. The…

Translated Guides to Emergency Food in Brighton and Hove

In March 2023 Bridging Change published their report into The Food Access Needs of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, Refugees and Asylum Seekers. SIS immediately responded with suggestion about how we might be able to help take forward some of the recommendations.  We have subsequently been working with  Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, Brighton…

SIS Service User Day 2023

On Monday 26th June 2023 SIS welcomed 33 SIS Service Users in 6 languages (Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Italian, Pashto, Portuguese) to a specially organised lunch time event to help us get to know them better, hear their opinions about SIS, understand their needs and share knowledge about communities and culture. “We are  grateful for having…

Maternal Mental Health Research and Outcome

Earlier this year, SIS support one of our Service Users to share her views of maternity and post natal support with Healthwatch. This contribution was 1 of 20 interviews conducted by Healthwatch across the country and feedback was combined with results from a national survey completed by 2693 people. I was able to share my…